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The Hampshire Banking Co.

Corner of Bishopsgate & Threadneedle Street (N. 39), EC2Built: 1874-76Architect: Theodore Knolles GreenLocation: BishopsgateListing: Grade II (1977) The Hampshire Banking Co., which commissioned this building, was established in 1834 as a joint-stock bank and, one year after merging with the… Read More »The Hampshire Banking Co.

New City Chambers

7-9 Bishopsgate, EC2Built: 1892Architect:  Herbert Alexander PellyLocation: BishopsgateListing: Grade II (1977) Though perhaps not as profuse in detailing or graceful in articulation as some of the more iconic buildings along Bishopsgate and nearby Cornhill and Threadneedle streets, this building is… Read More »New City Chambers

Royal Bank of Scotland

3-5 Bishopsgate, EC2Built: 1877Architect:  Thomas Chatfield ClarkeLocation: BishopsgateListing: Grade II (1977) When the Royal Bank of Scotland opened its first London branch in 1874, it was located on Bishopsgate, at No. 124. The adjoining premises were then purchased and this… Read More »Royal Bank of Scotland

Bishopsgate

Bishopsgate is the name of a major City street as well as one of its wards and derives from gate that once stood upon it.  Bishopsgate was one of the seven double gates that afforded passage through the medieval walls.… Read More »Bishopsgate

Thomas Cook

  • 1870-1900

now Ludgate House 107-111 Fleet Street, EC4 Built: 1872-73 – extended 1906 Architect: Horace Gundy Location: Fleet Street Listing: not listed The former office of Thomas Cook are a good example of high-Victorian use of applied sculptural ornament to relieve… Read More »Thomas Cook

Goslings & Sharpe

18-19 Fleet Street, EC4 Built: 1898-99 Architect:  A. C. Blomfield Location: Fleet Street Listing: Grade II (1972) One of a trio of private bank headquarters extant on Fleet Street, this building, like Hoare’s and Child’s, replaced an earlier, plainer one.… Read More »Goslings & Sharpe

Hoare’s Bank

37 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1829-30Architect:  Charles ParkerLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II* (1954) Of the trio of private bank headquarters with a long history of presence on Fleet Street, the only one to remain in its original ownership is Hoare &… Read More »Hoare’s Bank

Child’s Bank

1 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1878-1880Architect:  John GibsonLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II* (1970) Sir Francis Child joined Robert Blanchard in the 1660s and moved their operations to this location by 1673, eventually taking over the company and renaming it after himself. … Read More »Child’s Bank

Bank of England Branch

194 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1886-1888Architect:  Sir Arthur BlomfieldLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II (1972) From 1888 to 1975, this purpose-built renaissance-style palazzo housed the Law Courts branch of the Bank of England.  The overall articulation of the building is complex, with… Read More »Bank of England Branch